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Poster: thebone Date: Aug 8, 2009 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How's DP20?

DP 20 is spectacular. I have owned it for several years, and have listened to it many, many times. What's awesome is that it is essentially two great shows in one. As for 9/26, the intro into Sugaree and then the whole tune itself is really sweet. Note that, clocking in at 11 min, this song would stretch out regularly to the high teens by the following year. As for the second set, the St. Stephen>NFA>Drums>Jam> St. Stephen is incredible music.

As for 9/28, I love the rare positioning and version of GDTRFB as a 1st set closer. Moreover, Playin' frames the entire second set, as it is the set opener, then two Playin' Jams are interspersed (including the one identified as Orange Tango Jam) and the the reprise at the end. It's off the hook my friend--trust me.

I don't have nearly all the DP's, but this is the best one that I own and it has given me countless hours of musical fun. Post-Hiatus '76 was a truly great year, although surely underappreciated in some corners.

I highly recommend the purchase!

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Poster: Jim F Date: Aug 8, 2009 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How's DP20?

Totally a no brainer! Buy it! The big jam on disc 4 is worth it alone.

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